The Month of May reminds all Catholic Christians to dedicate their precious time and pray with the Rosary. Our Society entrusts its self in a special way to Mother Mary whose heart is united and conformed to that of Jesus, so that she may lead us to Him # 9. Our Holy Mother left for us a family inheritance of three titles: The Immaculate Heart Of Mary, Mater Admirabilis, and Our Lady of Sorrows. St. Madeleine Sophie believed that Mary lives very close to us.
During this Holy Month of the Holy Rosary, I would like to share one personal experience of praying through our Lady of Guadalupe. In April 2012, I began to process my visa to Mexico but the process was too difficult here in Uganda. One person advised me to try the Nairobi Consulate. After trying for six months, I went to Nairobi in November with the permission of the Provincial and council. Many had given up and were opting for another country where I can go for my international experience. It was my last trial. I believe in trying and failing, but never fail to try. Before heading out to the embassy, I went to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish-Adam’s Arcade. Some people know that parish in Nairobi. I made my petition to our Lady of Guadalupe so that all goes well. Indeed all went well. I waited patiently and managed to accomplish everything within one day and the following day I returned to Uganda with a Visa to Mexico. Many people could not believe it. What an awesome miracle that left an indelible mark on me! I was grateful to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
I travelled in November to Mexico for my international experience and I was happy to visit the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City and to say a prayer of THANKSGIVING. It is a site of the annual Pilgrimage on 12th December. Our Lady of Guadalupe holds a special place in the religious life of Mexico and in my heart. It is one of the most popular devotions in Mexico. After telling my story to the sisters, they gave me another name. Guadalupe-Lupita.
At this moment when the world is still battling with COVID-19, I would like to pray through the intercession of our Lady of Guadalupe to intercede for us all. Mary, woman of faith, pray for us.
BETTY SUSAN NANKYA NSANJA GUADALUPE